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Ascending latitude Explained

Ascending latitude at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Latitude \Lat"i*tude\, n. [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus
broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]
1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a
given point or line; breadth; width.

Provided the length do not exceed the latitude above
one third part. --Sir H.
Wotton.

2. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence,
looseness; laxity; independence.

In human actions there are no degrees and precise
natural limits described, but a latitude is
indulged. --Jer. Taylor.

3. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.;
extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.

No discreet man will believe Augustine's miracles,
in the latitude of monkish relations. --Fuller.

4. Extent; size; amplitude; scope.

I pretend not to treat of them in their full
latitude. --Locke.

5. (Geog.) Distance north or south of the equator, measured
on a meridian.

6. (Astron.) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the
ecliptic.

{Ascending latitude}, {Circle of latitude}, {Geographical
latitude}, etc. See under {Ascending}. {Circle}, etc.

{High latitude}, that part of the earth's surface near either
pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the
antarctic circle.

{Low latitude}, that part of the earth's surface which is
near the equator.

Ascending \As*cend"ing\, a.
Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. --
{As*cend"ing*ly}, adv.

{Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a
planet. --Ferguson.

{Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship traced
backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and
mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line
direct ascending.

{Ascending node} having, that node of the moon or a planet
wherein it passes the ecliptic to proceed northward. It is
also called the {northern node}. --Herschel.

{Ascending series}. (Math.)
(a) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a
quantity.
(b) A series in which each term is greater than the
preceding.

{Ascending signs}, signs east of the meridian.